Date: 12th February 2001
Australian singer OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN will shock her fans by dumping her clean-cut image for that of a lesbian ex-convict in a film.
The HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU hitmaker stars in SORDID LIVES which is being shown as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival. Her character has been described by reviewers as a white trash, ex-con, singing lesbian. Newton-John, 52, sports fake tattoos to play BITSY MAE HARLING, who entertains in a seedy bar and has a "deep friendship" with a Texan grandmother.(PDD/WNWCAN)